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International Women's Day

Posted   |  By Monica + Andy M+A

 

Every morning when I wake my daughter, I pause to think of my mother and grandmother and remind myself that despite the privileged lives we lead, we are not so far from my family's roots. I think about how lucky I am that my daughter was born into such incredible opportunity. It’s made all the more striking by the fact that she shares a birthday with her grandmother, Prakash Rani Ahuja, who was born on the very same day 88 years earlier.

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Join our Team!

Posted   |  By Monica + Andy M+A

We're excited to announce that we're hiring for two positions to join the Monica + Andy team immediately. Click through to find out more about the open roles for Customer Acquisition Marketing Associate and Business Insights Data Analyst/Scientist. 

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Behind the Scenes: Azeeza Khan’s Baby Shower

Posted   |  By Monica + Andy M+A

You're Invited- Take an exclusive look inside Monica + Andy's Lincoln Park Gudeshop for designer Azeeza Khan's fabulous baby shower.Read More

Talk About It: Whitney Reynolds

Posted   |  By Monica + Andy M+A

Meet Whitney Reynolds, host of PBS’s The Whitney Reynolds Show and the mom-to-be of Marlowe and Acher (who are currently duking it out for space in her increasingly crowded belly). The Chicago-based journalist is gearing up to launch her talk show nationally (sounds a lot like another Chicago-based talk show host we all remember), but she found time to talk with us about pregnancy, her work, and expecting not one, but two babies.

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Mothers of Invention

Posted   |  By Monica + Andy M+A

If you aren’t familiar with Babylist, it’s an online platform that allows you to create a registry with products from any store — the big shops and more importantly, the little shops, like ours.

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On the Go with Kendra Thornton

Posted   |  By Monica + Andy M+A

Meet Kendra Thornton, owner of Royal-travel.com and mom of Declan (10), Dylan (8), and Karys (5). She looks so familiar, right? That’s because Kendra is also a regular contributor on the Chicago television circuit sharing her insights on travel trends and destinations. This year has brought a lot of personal and professional change to her world; Kendra took over her family’s business and is now the president and owner of Royal Travel. We caught up with her to talk about work, kids, parenting — and of course travel tips.

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Turning The Camera on Herself: Suzy Brown

Posted   |  By Monica + Andy M+A

Meet Suzy Brown. You may not know this, but if you shop our site and read our blog you already know her. In fact, you’ve seen things through her eyes. Suzy is the lead photographer for Monica + Andy and the genius behind the camera for our new mom and mom-to-be features on this blog. When she’s not snapping images for us, she runs her own photography business, Simply by Suzy, that specializes in high-end lifestyle photography of babies, kids, and families. We asked Suzy to share her journey with us, and just like her images, everything she has to say is just beautiful.

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For Moms, By Moms

Posted   |  By Monica + Andy M+A

On the homepage of our website we unabashedly profess our love for moms. Smart marketing some might think. But to us, it’s not a line or a strategy. It’s real. At Monica + Andy, there’s a mom behind almost every aspect of our business — from managing the Guideshop to running our website.

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Big News with Azeeza Khan

Posted   |  By Monica + Andy M+A

We can keep a secret. Really we can. But keeping this one has really put us to the test. Why? Because we are just so excited. So finally (!!!), without further ado, we can share the great news. Fashion designer (and a BFF of Monica + Andy) Azeeza Khan is pregnant!

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We're Stuck on Lexi Hagenson

Posted   |  By Monica + Andy M+A

Meet Lexi Hagenson, mom of 5 ½ month old Rikki and our favorite prenatal acupuncturist. Lexi started popping up in our circle a few years back after so many of our friends had seen her while trying to conceive. Makes sense, Lexi is an expert infertility and gynecological issues. We sat down with Lexi to get her take on motherhood, her job, and making it all work together.

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